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Hannah Gamble

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Connection to Illinois: Gamble lives in Chicago.

Biography: Hannah Gamble is a poet, essayist, screenwriter, and director. Her first book of poems, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, won the National Poetry Series in 2011. In 2014, she received the Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She is the writer, director, and executive producer of the Chicago-based webseries Choose Me: An Abortion Story, which was selected for several national and international film festivals, winning the Award of Excellence for a TV Show from the Montreal Independent Film Festival in 2020.

  • ''Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, '',
  • -- Won the National Poetry Series in 2011

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

The Traditional Feel of the Ballroom
ISBN: 1949487083 OCLC: 1275368282

Trio House Press 2021

Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast
ISBN: 193420062X OCLC: 819321323

Fence Books 2012

Selected by Bernadette Mayer for the National Poetry Series, these poems engage the structures of family and intimacy, exposing the viscera of the everyday, all its frailties and familiarity rendered absurd and remade through